Firefighter Fatality Notification – William “Billy” Shaffer

Firefighter Fatality Notification

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The U.S. Fire Administration has received notice of the following firefighter fatality:

William “Billy” Shaffer

Assistant Chief

Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Company #2
Hillsborough, NJ


On Wednesday, July 14, 2021, Assistant Chief William “Billy” Shaffer responded to a vehicle fire. While at the scene, he was found unresponsive by other first responders. He was immediately treated and was rushed to the RWJ Somerset Hospital where he passed away.

Age: 53

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 35

Date of Incident: July 14, 2021

Date of Death: July 14, 2021

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